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CINATO PENTHOUSE

Turin, Italy
2005

Interior

Digital-minimal: how to take advantage of new production techniques in architecture without producing blobs of funny shapes?

The refurbishment of a penthouse in Turin, Italy, is the opportunity to test innovative Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) procedures. A COR.TEN laser-cut surface is folded and fitted into the irregular existing space; it covers the living room floor with irregular tiles, it becomes a suspended staircase and it defines the bathroom and laundry room. Several hundred pieces, each one different from the other, are produced and finally magically assembled together.

CREDITS Carlo Ratti, Chiara Morandini (project leader), Walter Nicolino